Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Forging ahead

Andrew and Jordan have made an impressive start to their summer internship. After only a week they have settled in really well and are already making a mark. So far they have held meetings with existing mentors on our scheme. These have yielded some intersting insights and helped to give them a good grasp of how the scheme works and the benefits of mentoring for early career researchers.

Jordan and Andrew are busy reviewing and evaluating a range of JISC resources, to establish what lessons we can learn that may help our project to achieve its objectives, and what tools we might be able to adopt during the project.

We have also managed to put in some intensive workshop time to analyse the data management requirements for our mentoring scheme and to draw up specifications for a database. This will be used to evaluate the proprietary solutions that may already be in the market. It will also be used to produce a model database 'as proof of concept' that we can make more effective use of ICT within our existing mentoring scheme.

Excellent start Jordan and Andrew - keep up the good work.

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